Magic Kingdom Experiencing First Phase Capacity Closure Due to New Year’s Eve Crowds

With crowds descending on Walt Disney World to ring in the new year, the Magic Kingdom has begun to turn guests away.

As of about 1:00 PM, Magic Kingdom is now experiencing a Phase B closure, meaning access to the park is now closed to some guests. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are still welcoming guests.

This first phase of capacity closure only affects those people with 1-day, 1-park tickets who are not staying on Disney property. Anyone with a multi-day ticket, Annual Pass, or those staying at any Disney hotels and most Disney Springs hotels, as well as those with dining reservations, are still permitted to enter.

Those who made it into Magic Kingdom before the closure are enduring long waits for rides, with wait times of more at or near three hours for Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

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